Model of weavers

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 40.5 x 14 x 27 cm (15 15/16 x 5 1/2 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.891

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

Painted wooden model of a group of women spinning and weaving. The two women at the front are spinning flax. The two women at the back are working on a loom.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition